DC Social

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I’m dreaming of a pain-free race next weekend in NYC… Keeping my fingers crossed.  🙂


(Thanks to Nicole for snapping a picture of me while I slept after watching the DC Half. In response, I put her bra in the freezer.  Clearly, we are still in middle school…)


A very fun day indeed!  After watching the race, eating lunch, and taking a nap, we headed to Northside Social for a blogger meet-up.


Over 50 people attended!  It was great.



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A yummy Riesling:


After chatting with people (from all over – California, Canada, New York…), a small group of us headed to an Indian restaurant.


I think my eyes were bigger than my stomach because I filled up on appetizers.


Like ginger naan (which was so good) and wine:


And Aloo Tikki, which is potato patties stuffed with cheese, nuts, and raisins and served with chickpeas.  I split this with some of the girls:


And my entree was Chana Masala (chickpeas simmered with onions, tomatoes, herbs, and spices) with rice:


You will be seeing that again tomorrow because I had a ton of leftovers.  Hope it serves half the drive back home!


Indian food photographs like a nightmare but tastes like a dream. 🙂



  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 26, 2011, 11:58 pm

    ooooh that looks fun! And really yummy too (I love Naan!) The bra in the freezer is a hilarious idea….I am going to have to use that one 😉

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg March 27, 2011, 12:28 am

    Oh Caitlin you look so sweet while you sleep!

    What a fun night — and I totally agree with you about Indian food — tastes amazing but doesn’t always look that great.

  • Baking 'n' Books March 27, 2011, 12:39 am

    Those patties look breaded. Yum.

    Do you feel “compelled” to do some form of exercise activity with all the others racing etc. while on your trip?

    • Caitlin March 27, 2011, 6:09 pm

      Nope. A few days (or weeks) off isn’t the end of the world 🙂 It’s kind of nice.

  • Ashley @ the fit academic March 27, 2011, 12:48 am

    Wow! What a great turnout! Sounds so fun!

  • alli March 27, 2011, 12:49 am

    i didn’t think you were really asleep, you sleep pretty 🙂
    pictures i’ve seen of me asleep have been with the mouth wide open and possibly drool!
    LOL to the freezer bra!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 27, 2011, 12:50 am

    I’m crossing my fingers that your injury subsides by next week. Don’t injuries always seem to come at the worst times?!

    • Caitlin March 27, 2011, 6:09 pm

      Yes they do 🙁

  • Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 27, 2011, 12:56 am

    Looks like a blast! I love anything with chickpeas 🙂

  • heather March 27, 2011, 2:15 am

    Yum! Mind if I ask the name of the Indian restaurant? I’ll be in DC next month, and ginger naan sounds too good to pass up!

  • Jamie@everydaydolce March 27, 2011, 2:45 am

    Ah! So glad you had fun and proud and inspired by your positive attitude in being a spectator…you are amazing! 🙂

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 27, 2011, 3:10 am

    YUM I love Indian food! There is a great, cheap place near me, and I’m always cursing myself for not getting takeout enough!

  • Ashley March 27, 2011, 5:07 am

    Ginger Naan?!?! I need to try that!

  • Errign March 27, 2011, 7:14 am

    With you on the photographing of Indian food – more often than not, when I was in Singapore last week I just didn’t take pictures of food! It just looked too gross. 😀

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 27, 2011, 7:14 am

    Such a fun meet-up, and hilarious about the two of you being pranksters. 😉 Indian food sounds so delicious!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 27, 2011, 8:13 am

    Woah that’s a huge blogger meet up! That must have been so fun!

    Hahaha love that you put her bra in the freezer. At least you weren’t mean enough to stick her fingers in warm water while she was sleeping. 😉

  • suzy pepper March 27, 2011, 8:27 am

    Are you smiling while asleep? How sweet!

    • Caitlin March 27, 2011, 6:10 pm

      I was dreaming of races!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 27, 2011, 8:43 am

    That looks like so much fun!!! I kind of love that you put her bra in the freezer. I hope you weren’t joking.

  • Khushboo March 27, 2011, 9:08 am

    Haha Indian food is also a nightmare to cook- so many freakin different spices!! I live channa masala on rice mm!

  • Cara March 27, 2011, 9:13 am

    It looks like such a fun time in DC! I miss that city, there are so many great places to eat!

  • Shari March 27, 2011, 9:14 am

    Looks like everyone had a great time — how fun!! 🙂

  • Kacy March 27, 2011, 9:21 am

    Good seeing you last night!

  • Little Miss Runshine March 27, 2011, 9:41 am

    What a fun meetup! I LOVE Indian food! I haven’t been in forever though!

  • Shiyam March 27, 2011, 9:46 am

    Glad you’re having fun on your trip 🙂

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) March 27, 2011, 10:03 am

    Ahhh! How fun! 😀

  • Michelle March 27, 2011, 10:04 am

    Looks like a great time. You should do a race over on the west coast… somewhere like Seattle….

  • Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees March 27, 2011, 10:08 am

    I just discovered chana masala at Whole Foods a few weeks ago, and I’ve been on such a chana masala kick now! I never knew how much I’d like Indian food. Last night, we mixed some with orzo and frozen veggies, and it was awesome. Pretty much as easy and as quick of a dinner as you can make. I miss blogger meet-ups . . . did one when I lived in Philly and I hope that ones comes to Orlando soon.

  • Samantha @ Bikini Birthday March 27, 2011, 10:23 am

    Totally made Chana Masala for dinner this week. I LOVE that dish 😀
    Chana Masala

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence March 27, 2011, 10:49 am

    haha I love the pranks:)

  • Emily March 27, 2011, 10:52 am

    The meet up was great! I was amazed at how awake and friendly everyone was (def not me after a race!). Chana Masala is the best, hoping to grab some with a friend from out of town tonight!

    • Caitlin March 27, 2011, 6:17 pm

      I was always amazed at how awake everyone was 🙂

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) March 27, 2011, 11:04 am

    It is always kind of weird seeing pictures of other bloggers on someone elses blog.

    I made chana masala at home this week, and last night my husband and I went out for Indian food!

  • Amber K March 27, 2011, 11:15 am

    What a fun time! Glad you got some rest 🙂

  • Amy March 27, 2011, 11:22 am

    Loooooooooove Indian food. Looks like you guys had fun! Someday I’ll make it to a blogger meetup. 🙂

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 27, 2011, 11:24 am

    That’s such a cute picture, at least she didn’t put your hand in warm water.
    I love Indian food, the portions they give out last for days.

  • Kristina March 27, 2011, 12:03 pm

    Looks like so much fun! Indian food looks like the nastiest tastiest yuckiest yummiest in pics!!!! It always looks disgusting but makes me want it! haha.

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) March 27, 2011, 12:15 pm

    “Thanks to Nicole for snapping a picture of me while I slept after watching the DC Half. In response, I put her bra in the freezer.” – you crack me up ! 😀

  • Natalia - a side of simple March 27, 2011, 1:17 pm

    The blogger/reader meetup looks like such fun!! I’m a bit jealous, not gonna lie 😉 I’ve never had Indian food. Must remedy that asap!

  • Katie @ peacebeme March 27, 2011, 1:57 pm

    I LOVE Indian food! This new restaurant opened up by us a month ago and I had the best lamb biryani of my life there last week! 🙂 Still thinking about it.

  • Kara March 27, 2011, 2:08 pm

    I’m glad you still enjoyed yourself even though you weren’t able to race. I bet you’re going to rock that NYC half marathon!!

  • Carly D. @ CarlyBananas March 27, 2011, 4:24 pm

    Oooh, was that Indian food from Tandoori Nights? That place is my faaaaaaaave.
    The meet up was so much fun! 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 27, 2011, 4:49 pm

    I’m dreaming the same dream! Well, not exactyl..but the pain-free part anyway. 😉 Best of luck with your end of it!

  • Ali @ Ali on the Run March 27, 2011, 6:37 pm

    Great photos! So nice meeting you (and many others) yesterday. I’m glad we got to chat and look forward to cheering you on at the half in NYC this weekend. Take care of yourself this week!

  • Ashley March 27, 2011, 7:44 pm

    I love northside social!

  • Theodora March 27, 2011, 10:56 pm

    It was so great to see you last night, and I can’t wait to see you again this weekend! 🙂

  • erin March 28, 2011, 7:27 am

    you had a dc meet-up in arlington? lame! 😉

  • Sam @ the neurotic yogini March 28, 2011, 12:38 pm

    mmmm indian food! my very favorite! (maybe this has something to do w/ the fact that my paternal grandmother was from there..? perhaps…) 🙂

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